Ruth Bamela Engo-Tjega

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Dr. Ruth Bamela Engo-Tjega "is the founder and president of African Action on Aids (AAA). Since establishing AAA in 1990, she has served as its Chief Executive on a voluntary basis. Presently, Dr. Engo-Tjega works at the United Nations in New York as a Senior Economic Affairs Officer for Africa where she is responsible for concerns related to poverty eradication, microfinance, and dialogue among development partners, including civil society. She also co-founded the “Advocates for African Food Security” in 1986. Before moving to the United States in the mid-1980's, Dr. Engo-Tjega served as Director of Labor and Head Delegate to the International Labor Conference in Geneva. She earned an Honorary Doctorate from Wilson University in 1992, the “United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Youth Award” in 1994, and was declared “Global Civil Society Champion” by the World Federation of United Nations Associations in 2002." [1]

Her daughter is Suzanne Africa Engo and her husband is Paul Bamela Engo.

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  1. Honorary Board, Albert Schweitzer Institute, accessed November 17, 2008.
  2. Barcelona Consensus International Advisory board, organizational web page, accessed June 14, 2019.